The Emergence of Mexican America: Recovering Stories of Mexican Peoplehood in U.S. Culture / Edition 1

The Emergence of Mexican America: Recovering Stories of Mexican Peoplehood in U.S. Culture / Edition 1

by John-Michael Rivera, Dmitri Trenin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814775586

ISBN-13: 9780814775585

Pub. Date: 05/01/2006

Publisher: New York University Press

Winner of the 2006 Thomas J. Lyon Book Award in Western American Literary Studies, presented by the Western Literature Association

In The Emergence of Mexican America, John-Michael Rivera examines the cultural, political, and legal representations of Mexican Americans and the development of US capitalism and nationhood. Beginning with the

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Winner of the 2006 Thomas J. Lyon Book Award in Western American Literary Studies, presented by the Western Literature Association

In The Emergence of Mexican America, John-Michael Rivera examines the cultural, political, and legal representations of Mexican Americans and the development of US capitalism and nationhood. Beginning with the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848 and continuing through the period of mass repatriation of US Mexican laborers in 1939, Rivera examines both Mexican-American and Anglo-American cultural production in order to tease out the complexities of the so-called “Mexican question.” Using historical and archival materials, Rivera's wide-ranging objects of inquiry include fiction, non-fiction, essays, treaties, legal materials, political speeches, magazines, articles, cartoons, and advertisements created by both Mexicans and Anglo Americans. Engaging and methodologically venturesome, Rivera's study is a crucial contribution to Chicano/Latino Studies and fields of cultural studies, history, government, anthropology, and literary studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814775585
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Series:
Critical America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
211
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction “How Do You Make the Invisible, Visible?”: Locating Stories of Mexican Peoplehood
1 Don Zavala Goes to Washington: Translating U.S. Democracy
2 Constituting Terra Incognita: The “Mexican Question” in U.S. Print Culture
3 Embodying Manifest Destiny: María Amparo Ruiz de Burton and the
Color of Mexican Womanhood
4 Claiming Los Bilitos: Miguel Antonio Otero and the Fight for New Mexican Manhood
5 “Con su pluma en su mano”: Américo Paredes and the Poetics of “Mexican American” Peoplehood
Conclusion: Recovering La memoria: Locating the Recent Past
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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